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'Mathematics and democracy'
We're in a US election year, and as is usual at such times there is some discussion about the fairness of the voting system.
'The presidential election game'
If you ever have been (or wanted to be) involved in a school or office council which has to be elected by popular vote, you have a fair idea of the sort of considerations that have to be made.
'Lewis Carroll in numberland'
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sat in the bows of a rowing boat and heaved on the oars in time with another young man who sat in front of him.
'The wraparound universe'
With Einstein's publication of The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity in 1916 our view of the nature of the Universe was forever altered.
'How many socks make a pair?'
If you were to seek out books that attempt to popularise maths among the innumerati, you would notice that most give a quick nod to the golden ratio.
'An imaginary tale'
Engineers often consider mathematics a necessary evil rather than a pursuit in itself. The author of An imaginary tale, Paul J. Nahin, is therefore a rare find.
Why do mathematicians play games?
Why game theory is a serious business.
Making a right angle the Maya way
The Mayan civilisation brought forth many great things — including this clever way of making a right angle.
Why does cosmology need philosophy?
George Ellis explains why the study of the cosmos poses some very deep questions.
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Dreaming the dream
Why cosmologists worry about isolated brains that randomly fluctuate into existence.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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